go with a subspinipes.they are more active and IMO they are beautiful.alternans tend to be a bit more calm then subspinipes but they always hide.My subspinipes usually sit on top of the substrate so you can see them regularly.alternans grows a bit quicker but aren't as big as a standard subspinipes
I'd have to go with an S. alternans if I had to decide between the two. The S. alternans get massive, there have been some pics here on the board of adults that were roughly 10" give or take. SZAPPAN has a massive one that was actually mislabeled as an S. gigantea.
To me the alternans are a lot nicer to look at as well. I like the banded appearance that they have much better then the more available S. subspinipes and S. s. de haani that are on the market nowadays.
Sure they might be burrowers, but in my experience even my S. subspinipes spent 99% of the time out of sight if given the opportunity.
S. alternans gets my vote. Just make sure it's the "Haiti" variant in my opinion.
Anyone got cate tops forthe subspinipes?I have it set up in a tub more than twice it's length,longer than it is,and taller than it is long.I have about an inch and a half of coco fibre,and a corkbark hide that it took to instantly and loves.anything I'm missing?